Cookies have been around for years—hundreds and hundreds of years, even. Historians can trace the earliest cookie-like sweets all the way back to seventh century Persia AD. Cakes were commonplace at this time, and bakers would often use a small amount of batter to test oven temperature, thus inventing little cakes—a name the Dutch would later coin as koekje, literally translating to “little cakes.”
The idea of little cakes spread from Persia to the Mediterranean and then later to Europe. By the fourteenth century, wafers were being sold on the streets of Paris and cookbooks were filled with cookie recipes. They finally made their way to the United States in the early 1800s, and now, it’s nearly impossible to imagine life without them.
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